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Self Adjusting Calendar Alarms
With this invention, a software calendar alarm interval could be automatically adjusted based on characteristics of the meeting, such as location, subject, duration, chairperson, meeting type etc. Using this invention a user could be reminded such that the user would arrive at meetings promptly. This invention also allows the user to configure multiple reminders associated with a single calendar entry.
The most obvious reason for having a longer interval between the sounding of the alarm and the actual meeting time interval would be the need for a travel buffer. Meetings that are in close proximity to the user's office would have a short trigger interval, normally 10 minutes. Meetings that were on the same campus but in another building could have a somewhat longer trigger interval, like 20 minutes. Meetings that were within some estimated driving distance would have a longer interval equal to the travel time. Travel times between meeting locations could be pre-configured in a table or database and available to the meeting alarm scheduler component of the calendar software. The alarm interval would be set at the time a meeting invitation was accepted or an appointment was scheduled. The alarm scheduler would assume a default location for the user, normally the user's office. In addition, the meeting scheduler would track the current location of the user. A user's current location could also b...